Dennis Church Bonita Springs, FL, United States
My body of work, AMERICOLOR, is about bringing order to visual confusion.
Each day we move through a barrage of visual information that results in a cacophony of architecture, advertising, nature, color, and cultural symbols--all creating a landscape that is often chaotic and mind numbing. This extensive series of images, made over eight years, is an experimental approach to photographic seeing, using a disciplined perceptual practice. I tinker with and often dismantle one-point perspective creating planar and semi-planar "documentary" style pictures of ordinary and overlooked views in the lineage of Evans--Eggleston. I explore traditional and improvised tools of depiction looking for new solutions to the challenge of presenting the color and form of the complex views I am drawn to. This creates a hyper-realism sometimes seen in paintings based on photographs. Constructing and layering of hues and shapes creates a way for me to comprehend and meditate on the world's meaning, what I call AMERICOLOR. My BLURB book of this work, with about 90 images, is here: http://www.blurb.com/b/4546176-americolor